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Grandmother creates emojis to reflect lives of over 50s

04 November 2016

Blue and one yellow smiley faces.

Loosing false teeth and bad back emojis are some of the emojis that the designer, Diane Hill, believes are more representative of the lives and likes of older people.

The designs have to be approved by an international organisation before they are available for use.

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Keywords: emojis, digital technologies, characteristics of technological outcomes, technological products

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